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Laura Grigg

Hi, I’m Laura Grigg! I’m 21 years old and was raised in rural New Zealand in South Canterbury. Growing up on a farm, I learned a lot about time management, patience and coping with adversity. Skills that have hugely helped me being a Journalist. I am a creative person, love to paint and enjoyed my prior study in marketing.
I have a genuine strong passion for writing and communicating with people.  There are so many stories out there and everyone has the right to be heard. People can get caught up in their everyday lives but the media changes that and shines a light on someone else’s world.
I am a proactive, hard working, adaptable team player looking for an opportunity in the media industry.


NYUBD: A basket case

At just 20 years old, Chelsea Ruiz has represented New Zealand three times for Korfball and is now working towards another world champs.

NYUBD: Get your skates on!

Emma Derrick is a star member of Dead End Derby's Living Dead Rollers team - the highest ranked B team in New Zealand for roller derby.

NYUBD: It's an art

We have Andrew Williamson, NZ's second highest ranked male in Aikido (a Japanese martial art) for episode 9 of Not Your Usual Ball Drop.

NYUBD: He strikes again

Le's get thrown into the fourth ep. of Not Your Usual Ball Drop. We have New Zealand's up & coming Lacrosse striker, Jacob Hall.

NYUBD: Skater Girl

NYUBD - a web series focusing on minority sports. We have New Zealand's very own five-time Asia-Pacific downhill skateboarding champion.


Throughout our multi-platform campaign, we focussed on how SPELD NZ has been transforming lives for 50 years.